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Photo provided by the Augsburg, southern Germany, prosecution Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 shows Otto Griebel's 'Kind am Tisch' (Child at a table) that was among the more than 1400 art works that were seized by German authorities in an apartment in Munich in February 2012. Investigators, aided by a leading art historian, are trying to establish the artworks' legal status and history. It's unclear how many of the works might be subject to return to pre-World War II owners. (AP Photo/Staatsanwaltschaft Augsburg)
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Munich mystery

November 26, 2013

The sensational discovery of more than a thousand works of art seized during the Nazi era has rocked the art world - and opened up plenty of questions.


The spectacular discovery of more than 1,400 works of art confiscated by Nazis during World War II has rocked the art world. Although German authorities seized the works from the son of an art dealer two years ago, the information was only recently made public.

But how did the works of art make it into a Munich apartment, and to whom do they rightfully belong? DW examines these and other questions.

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